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How Are Divorce Proceedings Being Affected by the COVID-19 Quarantine?

Throughout the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routine in ways that none of us could have ever imagined. Like everyone else, spouses who are already experiencing the turmoil associated with divorce have been forced to deal with additional challenges. Despite the obstacles, it is important to maintain control over what you […]

Should Your Spouse Be on the Deed?

Marriage is a major step and chances are that if they aren’t already doing so, your spouse will move into your existing home. It is a sign of good financial planning, commitment, and personal achievement to own your own home straight away. This can be especially gratifying to be able to share this with your […]

Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends?

With so many American residents stuck at home with their families, prognosticators have predicted that several months down the road, the country could experience a baby boom and a divorce deluge. Unlike a cozy blizzard that keeps you home from work for a few days, a global pandemic that triggers shelter-in-place orders spreading over multiple […]

Is Your Ex Entitled to Your Business?

Launching and operating a business takes a tremendous amount of work and dedication, from building loyal clients to managing downturns and more. For many business owners, the business is a major source of financial stability. If the owner is married and facing divorce, however, what happens to the business? It’s understandable to feel protective of […]

Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation […]

When Is a Person in Contempt of Court?

The process of seeking a court order to force someone to pay for something like child support can be daunting, especially if the person does not comply with the order. Thankfully, there are ways to address such a situation, one of them being contempt of court. To be in “contempt of court” means a person […]

Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic […]

How Does Infidelity Affect Divorce?

If infidelity played a role in your divorce, you may be wondering how it may affect the divorce settlement. In Florida, the act does not affect divorce unless the affair contributed to a change in your financial situation. On that note, infidelity will not affect child custody unless your children were directly affected because of […]

Is a Collaborative Divorce Right for You?

With a divorce, there are often strong emotions involved. These emotions could come into play and make it difficult for couples to amicably resolve their situation and reach an agreement, requiring a judge to intervene. Should this happen, the situation could be made worse since the judge may make decisions the soon-to-be-former couple does not […]

Coronavirus May Not Supersede a Custody Court Order

We previously talked about a case in which a mother was seeking to retain custody of the child due to the father working as a first responder during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the case we’re looking at today, the scenario is somewhat reversed. A mother in Florida who works as an emergency room physician was […]

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